June 18, 2024

Militias kill two in Taraba community

Suspected militias reportedly killed two persons in Gbuo village, Akate Ward, in Donga Local Government Council of Taraba State on Tuesday.

The attackers, DAILY POST learnt, stormed the village and shot sporadically, killing two persons.

Confirming the report on Thursday, the traditional ruler of the Tiv ethnic group in Donga Council, Chief Ugondo Uma, described the attack as unprovoked.
Chief Uma, who said that the attack came at the time farmers were going about their normal farm work in the area, said: “We have recorded several unprovoked attacks on the axis of Gbuo and Akinde villages. It has become a common occurrence in recent times without security checks. We are calling on all the security agents and the state government to ensure that this ugly trend does not continue anymore.

“Our people are predominantly farmers and peace-loving. We are therefore appealing to the security agencies to intensify checks on the Donga-Wukari border to ensure it does not reoccur.”

Briefing journalists on Thursday, the state command of the Nigerian Police Force reiterated its commitment to flush out hoodlums making life unbearable for the people of the state.

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